Environmental engineering, is by its very nature, interdisciplinary and it is a challenge to develop courses that will provide students with a thorough broad-based curriculum that includes every aspect of the environmental engineering profession. Environmental engineers perform a variety of functions, most critical of which are process design for waste treatment or pollution prevention, fate and transport modeling, green engineering, and risk assessment. Chemical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics, the two main pillars of physical chemistry, are two of the many subjects that are crucial to environmental engineering.
Based on the success of the successes of previous editions, Principles of Environmental Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Fourth Edition, provides an overarching view of the applications of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics in various aspects of the field of environmental science and engineering.
Written by experts in the field, this new edition offers an improved logical progression of the text with principles and applications, includes new case studies with current relevant environmental events and their relationship to thermodynamics and kinetics, and adds examples and problems for the updated environmental events. It also includes a comprehensive analysis of green engineering with relation applications, updated appendices, and an increased number of thermodynamic and kinetic data for chemical species.
While it is primarily intended for undergraduate students at the junior/senior level, the breadth and scope of this book make it a valuable resource for introductory graduate courses and a useful reference for environmental engineers.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Basic Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics. Applications of Equilibrium Thermodynamics. Applications of Chemical Kinetics in Environmental Systems.
Kalliat T. Valsaraj is the Charles and Hilda Roddey distinguished professor and the Ike East professor in chemical engineering in the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Elizabeth M. Melvin is currently an adjunct professor in the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
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